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Forum topic by LateNightWoodworking posted 01-30-2014 09:04 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LateNightWoodworking

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01-30-2014 09:04 PM

Hello All… I’m a fairly new LumberJock and am hoping you will be kind enough to provide your thoughts and experience with regard to my contemplated purchase of a table saw with a sliding table…
A while back DeWalt came out with a Hybrid saw with a sliding table that looked great, but was then discontinued… I’d like to keep my costs in the $1500 area… Any help would surely be appreciated very much. Thanks. Greg

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 09:08 PM

that saw (746) should be at the ~500 range, with the sliding table 600-700 used…

it was a nice saw. definitely had potential. too bad they pulled out of the stationary saws.

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#2 posted 01-30-2014 09:50 PM

Buy Used.

Read the Amazon reviews of that Dewalt sliding table before
chasing down a used one. Some users really didn’t like it.

Here’s a combo for $1500
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/tls/4282951310.html

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LateNightWoodworking

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#3 posted 01-30-2014 11:58 PM

Purplev and Loren… Thanks to both of you… Loren, will check out the referral… Thanks again.

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 12:23 AM

Jet has a sort of hybrid version of their cabinet saw with a sliding table.

Jet 10in. slider table saw

It’s about a $1,000 higher than your budget new but there are probably used versions around.

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 01:27 AM

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 01:30 AM

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 05:42 AM

I know the price range you mentioned and this is definitely outside of that but here is a Mercedes Benz of a sliding table saw … they do have bigger models available too!

There are videos on the Felder site of the features of this saw and they are worthwhile watching to compare with whatever you may single out!

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 10:46 AM

At one time Jess’em made a sliding attachment. I bought one and for nearly two years it sat in the box because I didn’t have time to spend working on it. Boy what a mistake, once I put it on my table I realized just how useful sliding tables could be. What I find interesting is Jess’em stopped making their sliding table and nobody has come up with a compact way to add a sliding table short of putting on a monster slider.

FYI… for those who want to see what the Jessem unit looked like:
http://www.jessem.com/MAST-R-SLIDE.html

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#9 posted 01-31-2014 04:25 PM

+1 on the Jessem. Really only a few hours to install, and totally reliable and functional.

Here’s a pretty wide but wordy review of many models.

Kindly,

Lee

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LateNightWoodworking

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#10 posted 01-31-2014 06:00 PM

Thanks everyone… there’s a lot of information to digest so it’s off to the woodshed… I’ll let you know what I end up with…

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#11 posted 01-31-2014 06:08 PM

I have a sliding table saw in France and I love it.

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#12 posted 01-31-2014 06:20 PM

Bert, who is the manufacturer of your slider or is an add on to your saw?

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#13 posted 01-31-2014 08:37 PM

I added an Excaibur 50-SLT40P slider to my TS recently. Should have done this years ago. I choose this one as you can quickly detach it (will be stored on the wall partially disassembled), not too large (did kick/bump into it a few times when first setup), allows you to crosscut 48” (more in the alternate mounting position) and has enough surface area to allow me to process full sheet goods with an out-feed table with minimal stress.

Have you looked at the Grizzly slider (same available from other retailers as well)? This might be a good solution when mounted to a TS of your choice. There is the smaller Exaktor as well which might still be in budget pending the TS.

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#14 posted 01-31-2014 09:41 PM

I too have a large modern sliding table saw made by Wadkin. It takes up to a sixteen inch blade as maximum. Anything from twelve to sixteen. and I too love it. It has two motors and a double blade one small blade for scoring and the bigger one for main sawing.It comes with a 7.5 hp motor I bought it used , as most of my stuff is used.It is commercial grade quality and heavy duty weighing in at three quarters of a ton nearly.I had another one which was a German one much smaller called Metabo.
I would therefore also advise you to, at least look, at buying used. It has always worked well for me.You will get a good chance to go try it out too. Have fun and defintely buy a sliding table they are fantastic if you want more information just ask me. Alistair

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